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48% Blame Bad Economy on Bush Recession, 46% Blame Obama's Policies
Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 15, 2012

Posted on 03/15/2012 5:45:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

More voters are putting the blame on President Obama's polices when it comes to today's still-struggling economy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 48% still place more blame on the economic recession that began under President George W. Bush, but that ties the lowest finding in nearly three years of tracking.

Now, nearly as many (46%) say the current president's policies are more to blame, the highest finding since August 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


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1 posted on 03/15/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the headache man?


2 posted on 03/15/2012 5:46:54 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be a trick to escape the $4.50+ gas prices being pinned, not on Bush, but on Obama.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 5:52:50 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama has no impact why do they want him?


4 posted on 03/15/2012 5:53:33 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mercy, I’d guess that 20 years from now that Bush will still be blamed for their (liberals) problems. Just a sign that the MSM has more influence than we acknowledge or that voters are very susceptible to negative propaganda (or just maybe the Democrats are correct - most voters have no clue).


5 posted on 03/15/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

They still blame Reagan, when its bad.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ridiculous. I suppose as the election gets closer, more people will realize the clown in the White House is to blame.

Not his fellow travelers and the ones who expect him to pay their mortgage and fill their gas tanks, but the people who actually work for a living.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Won't the media ever let Americans give Harry and Nancy the credit they deserve?!
8 posted on 03/15/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what the average highest grade completed is for the buffoons who respond to these “polls”. Tom Jensen (see tagline) is right.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its all FDR’s fault !!!

Him and every liberal leftTard that fell off the turnip truck since.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here are 2 of the questions the pollsters asked

“1* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?

2* Whose judgment do you trust more when it comes to economic issues affecting the nation – yourself or President Obama?


11 posted on 03/15/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They still blame Hoover, so they will always blame Bush.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 6:03:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The point should be not who or what caused the recession but who has not done a damn thing to improve the the situation and has actually made matters worse.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

hussein GAVE AWAY 800 billion dollars in his first month. Clearly it is W’s fault.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 6:06:12 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In a democratic republic with a propagandist press eventually you will get the kind of leaders you deserve. Half of America deserves another four years of Obamy.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 6:08:04 PM PDT by badpacifist (May the odds be ever in your favor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In a democratic republic with a propagandist press eventually you will get the kind of leaders you deserve. Half of America deserves another four years of Obamy.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 6:08:21 PM PDT by badpacifist (May the odds be ever in your favor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush is not on the ballot!


17 posted on 03/15/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well that’s it, dammit ...we need to fire “W”!!! Oh wait, he’s been gone how many years??? ...nevermind.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 6:16:10 PM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The American people as a whole are unqualified to determine the cause of anything. Most of them are incapable of logical or rational thought.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is racist racism against Obammy!


20 posted on 03/15/2012 6:19:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can’t fix stupid people, unfortunately.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 6:19:08 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Despite the 2% still blaming Bush, the percentage blaming Obama is much higher than it was this time last year.

Lowest I ever saw was something like 17% blaming Obama's in-discretionary spending and money printing as cause for recession woes.

Now it's basically 50/50 within the MOE.

22 posted on 03/15/2012 6:21:06 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush spent like a Democrat and still it’s not enough. Stay out da Bushes. They suck. There is not one dimes difference between both parties.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 6:23:01 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

we have many dumb people who listen tot he lefts propaganda called the MSM.

years ago they blamed Bush for the high gas but now the lefts propaganda media have now told people that it is not obama’s fault.

Quickly people forget that the Dems had two years of pure power, quickly they forget that the Dems had congress when the economy went south under Bush.

If there were any proof that the biggest enemy to this country is the left group called the MSM then one only has to look at their reporting under Bush with high gas and under obama with high gas and then their talking heads actually sit there saying it is not biased in their reporting


24 posted on 03/15/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: funfan

it is Bush’s fault but when asked are you happy with the direction of the country they say no.

it’s the MSM and their B/S which is telling millions on their local news at night and those millions sit there and take it all in.

We truly have millions of stupid dumb people


25 posted on 03/15/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: badpacifist

I don’t believe Obama will get anywhere near 50% of the vote this time; 100% of Americans are impacted by the devaluation of our dollars, and there is no way Obama’s media can spin that. The high gas prices and unemployment are the icing on the cake; Obama has no chance as long as many people can remember the “before-times” (more jobs available, gasoline literally costing less than spring water, etc.).


26 posted on 03/15/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: VRWC For Truth
Stay out da Bushes.

Thank you Rev. Jackson.

27 posted on 03/15/2012 6:29:56 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When did the recession during Bush’s term begin? It started after January 20th, 2007. What event coincides with the start of the recession? Let’s see? Could it be that the DemocRATS took control of both the House and Senate??? BHO’s name, along with Pelousi, Reid, Boxer, Feinstein, Schumer, et al, are all attached to this recession. Why is no one in the media pointing this fact out???


28 posted on 03/15/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember the same poll about a year ago. I remember it was a lot more blame on Bush then. Does anyone have a link to that poll still?


29 posted on 03/15/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

People are beyond stupid.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 6:47:34 PM PDT by mylife
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To: funfan; All

Some people say “

Here we go again with the “some say” crap!!!!


31 posted on 03/15/2012 6:50:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: manc

“We truly have millions of stupid dumb people”

100 MILLION!


32 posted on 03/15/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: funfan
The recession began while Bush was still President--which is different that saying that Bush was the cause of the recession. If they get people to say that, yes, the current problems began while Bush was still President, then interpret that to mean they are blaming Bush, they are being dishonest.

Of course it doesn't help that most people have short memories and a poor grasp of how the economy works, so with Obama constantly blaming Bush, the media backing him up, and no one speaking up to defend Bush, it's natural for a lot of people to think Bush is to blame.

33 posted on 03/15/2012 6:55:06 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MNDude
I remember the same poll about a year ago. I remember it was a lot more blame on Bush then. Does anyone have a link to that poll still?

It varies from time to time: site:rasmussenreports.com bush obama blame

34 posted on 03/15/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I prefer to spread the love. I blame it 100 percent on Democrats.


35 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:50 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has someone informed the sheep that it`s been more than three years since Bush left office.

There`s some truth to Politico`s John Harris` contention there`s a lot of stupidity in the American electorate.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I wish they would call and poll me.


37 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:30 PM PDT by funfan
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

“It will be a trick to escape the $4.50+ gas prices being pinned, not on Bush, but on Obama.”

Wats a matta w’ you, man?

Don’t you realize that we’re paying up to $5.00 for gas because the evil oil companies are gouging us to death and hoarding billions for themselves? Don’t you believe the greedy Republicans that run them don’t pay enough taxes?

Get with the program, son.

(the sarcasm may be off for a moment here on FR, but there are tens of millions who will be fed that line, swallow it gladly....and then mark the ballot for you-know-who)


38 posted on 03/15/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

48% blame Bush. 47% don’t pay taxes.

Coincidence?


39 posted on 03/15/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

40 posted on 03/15/2012 7:47:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Road Glide

So true Road, had a ‘friend’ say those exact words to me and after the steam blew out of my ears, I gave her the truth. Sickening how the media is a bunch of flucks.


41 posted on 03/15/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hell, there’s quite a few around here who blame Lincoln!


42 posted on 03/15/2012 8:04:26 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: cynwoody

Thanks. Last time it was like this was shortly before the 2010 elections.


43 posted on 03/15/2012 8:24:11 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: cynwoody

Thanks. Last time it was like this was shortly before the 2010 elections.


44 posted on 03/15/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A clear indication of just how “lost” the battle for the country has become...


45 posted on 03/15/2012 11:32:37 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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